This artist’s concept illustrates the fate of two different planets: the one on the left is similar to Earth, made up largely of silicate-based rocks with oceans coating its surface. The one on the right is rich in carbon — and dry. Chances are low that life as we know it, which requires liquid [...]
This self-portrait of NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity combines 66 exposures taken by the rover’s Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) during the 177th Martian day, or sol, of Curiosity’s work on Mars (Feb. 3, 2013). Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS
Examination of the Martian atmosphere by NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover confirms that some meteorites that have dropped [...]
NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope captured this image of Comet ISON on Oct. 9, 2013. The image suggests that the comet is intact, a good sign that it will survive perihelion next month when it dives to within one million miles of the Sun’s surface. Photo Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
An artist’s concept of JUNO’s approach to Earth for an Oct. 9 gravity-assist maneuver. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
On Aug. 5, 2011, United Launch Alliance sent NASA’s JUNO spacecraft on a five-year trip to visit our Solar System’s largest planet—Jupiter. Problem is, Jupiter is so far, and the 8,000-pound solar-powered JUNO is so heavy, that [...]
An artist’s concept of the Deep Impact spacecraft flying past a comet. Image Credit: NASA/JPL/UMD/Pat Rawlings
Nine years ago NASA launched a spacecraft to do something that had never been done at any point in recorded history: to visit a comet and punch a hole in its face to investigate the surface and interior composition [...]
NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has reported back findings that might impact the discovery of life on Mars. Image Credit: NASA / JPL
For years the planetary science community has speculated, with much optimism, that methane exists in the environment of Mars. Data from observations of the Red Planet made from Earth and from spacecraft [...]
NASA’s Voyager spacecraft has entered interstellar space, marking the first active probe to do so. The announcement was made Sept. 12, 2013. Image Credit: NASA
NASA announced today under much fanfare that the agency’s Voyager 1 spacecraft, which launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station over three decades ago, has entered interstellar space, becoming the [...]
The Hubble Space Telescope has imaged what appears to be more than 160,000 star clusters in a group of galaxies known as Abell 1689. Image Credit: NASA, ESA, J. Blakeslee (NRC Herzberg Astrophysics Program, Dominion Astrophysical Observatory), and K. Alamo-Martinez (National Autonomous University of Mexico).
On a day which yielded another historic announcement about [...]
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NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will visit the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, Calif., Tuesday, Aug. 13, to see progress on two Earth-observing missions currently undergoing preparation for launch in 2014.
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NASA will host a Google+ Hangout at 1 p.m. EDT Friday, Aug. 9, about wildfire research and what a changing climate could mean for future fire activity in the United States.